A real steal: The Thief hotel is a work of art

14 : 01 : 2013 Norway : Astrup Fearnley Museum : Local Luxury

Oslo – Located on the island of Tjuvholmen, The Thief is a new waterfront hotel that revolves around contemporary art and Norwegian luxury.

The Thief Hotel, Norway The Thief Hotel, Norway

When every 15-year-old with a Tumblr account claims to be a curator, The Thief emphasises curation in the strictest sense of the word. The hotel collaborated with Renzo Piano’s new Astrup Fearnley Museum, also located on Tjuvholmen, as well as Sune Nordgren, former director of Norway’s National Museum of Art, to get its art just right.

Nordgren worked with interior designer Anemone Wille Våge to make each of the hotel’s 119 rooms unique, decorating the guestrooms and public areas with paintings, prints, photographs and installations from international and local artists.

Local experts were consulted on everything from bathrobes to maps of the city’s music venues, while head chef Kari Innerå focuses on regional and organic ingredients at the restaurant, Fru K.

Emerging luxury consumers value design and authentic local experiences, as we explored in our Millennial Hotels and Local Hotels microtrends.

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